muva and katanga supergroup zambia

Industrial Mineral Resources of Zambia

The Katanga Supergroup (1000 – 500Ma) unconformably overlies both the Basement and Muva sequences and occurs throughout the Copperbelt, north-western, northern and central Zambia. The Katanga consists mainly of sedimentary sequences, such as the Mine Series Group that hosts most of

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Geochronology of the Nchanga Granite, and constraints on ...

1. Introduction. The Katanga Supergroup is the host of the major stratiform sediment-hosted Cu–Co deposits, as well as numerous other deposits of Cu, Pb, Zn, U, Au, Fe, etc. which constitute the Central African Copperbelt in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Robert, 1956, Mendelsohn, 1961).In spite of its great economic significance there are few age data relevant to the ...

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Emerald mineralization in the Kafubu area, Zambia ...

Emerald mineralization in the Kafubu area, Zambia Metamorphosed basic rocks The metamorphosed basic rocks occupy a stratiform position in a lower-middle part of the local Muva sequence. Since emerald mineralization is generally confined to the magnesium- and chromium-rich members of the metabasic sequence, these rocks are exposed in all ...

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(PDF) Petrology and geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic ...

Petrology and geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic Nguba and Kundelungu Groups, Katangan Supergroup, southeast Congo: Implications for provenance, paleoweathering and geotectonic setting

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IlIlVX IM: ZAMBIA M.l INTRODUCTION

basement in Zambia is comprised of granites, meta-igneous and meta-voIcanic units. Relatively minor amounts of intruded dolerite dykes and sills are occasionally present in the bedrock formations. Sedimentary bedrock units include the Precambrian Muva and Katanga supergroups and the PaleozoiclMesozoic Karoo Supergroup.

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Group Subgroup Formation Member Supergroup* Group* …

ZAMBIA TANZANIA NAMIBIA BOTSWANA ZIMBABWE KENYA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Area of map 20° E 30° E 40° E 10° S 20° S Figure 18. Map showing permissive tracts for sediment-hosted stratabound copper associated with the Roan Group, Central African Copperbelt, Katanga Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.!

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PorterGeo Database - Ore Deposit Description

These appears to be the first significant primary evaporite beds in the Katanga Supergroup of Zambia, and occur in the hanging wall of the main Zambian Copperbelt ore deposits. However, anhydrite, dolomite and calcite are also present, within non-evaporitic deltaic and shallow marine lithologies of the Lower Roan Subgroup, mainly as authigenic ...

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THE AGE AND DETRITAL FINGERPRINT OF THE MUVA …

The Muva Supergroup of Zambia comprises four thick (meta)sedimentary equences, on ands around the Palaeoproterozoic Bangweulu block (Fig. 1)[1]. The Mporokoso Group is a largely undeformed sequence, consisting of two quartzite and two pelite formations, which occurs to the west and north of the Bangweulu block. The

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Detrital zircon U–Pb geochronology and provenance of the ...

Zambia Copperbelt hosts numerous world‐class, high‐grade sediment‐hosted stratiform Cu deposits. The Lower Roan Group of the Katanga Supergroup is the main ore host and mainly comprises clastic rocks.

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Geochronology of the Nchanga Granite, and constraints on ...

The Katanga Supergroup and its basement were deformed and metamorphosed to greenschist facies in Zambia northeast of the Copperbelt, and to upper greenschist and amphibolite facies in the Solwezi ...

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Katanga Supergroup - Wikipedia

The Katanga Supergroup is a Neoproterozoic sequence of geological formations found in central Africa. The formation is well-studied for its rich stratiform copper-cobalt deposits mined extensively in from the Central African Copperbelt in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Particularly rich outcrops of the Roan Group of the supergroup occur in eastern Katanga Province of the ...

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Hydrogeology of Zambia - Earthwise

Katanga Supergroup: Kundelungu and Lower Roan Quartzites; Muva Supergroup Other formations in the Katanga Supergroup, including the undifferentiated Kundelungu and Lower Roan Quartzites, and the formations of the Muva Supergroup, typically form locally productive aquifers. Yields typically between 0.1 and 10 l/s Direct recharge through fractures.

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Spilpunt: Zambia

Apr 16, 2007· The Muva Supergroup exhibits a tectonic contact with the Basement complex sequences and the Katanga supergrop overlies the Basement and/or Muva sequences with a marked angular unconformity. The Katanga Supergroup is exposed throughout the Copper Belt and NW Zambia and hosts the bulk of the Cu-Co mineralisation.

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Geology of Zambia - Wikipedia

In Zambia, directly covering the basement and prior to the Katanga deposition, the "upper basement", the Muva Supergroup consists mainly of schists, quartzites, quartz-muscovite schists. It is encountered in the Lufilian Belt but limited to the Kafue Anticline, in the centre of …

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Appendix: Abstracts

Muva sequence. We present here the first SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages of the Lufubu Schists, various granitoids, and detrital zircons from the Muva quartzites. 1.1 Regional Geological Setting Although the Central African Copperbelt has a strike length of 500 km in the Lufilian Arc of Katanga (D.R. Congo) and Zambia, the pre-Katangan

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Bwengwa River, Zambia - Exploration of a Non-Volcanic ...

PROCEEDINGS, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 12-14, 2018 SGP-TR-213 1 Bwengwa River, Zambia – Exploration of a Non-Volcanic African Geothermal System Maxwell Wilmarth1, Jill Haizlip1, Nicholas Prina1, and Peter Vivian-Neal2 1GEOLOGICA GEOTHERMAL GROUP, INC., 5 Third Street, Suite 420, San Francisco, CA …

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MINERAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE FOR THE KAGEM ... - Gemfields

Neo-Proterozoic Katanga Supergroup, which can be several kilometres thick in places. The Katanga Supergroup is underlain by the Muva Supergroup, which lies unconformably on top of granites, amphibolite gneisses and quartz-biotite schists of the Lufubu Basement Complex (Palaeoproterozoic).

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Chapter5 Katanga Supergroup - [PDF Document]

Jan 24, 2016· The Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup is the host of the major . stratiform sediment-hosted Cu-Co deposits, as well as numerous other . deposits of Cu, Pb, Zn, U, Au, Fe etc., which constitute the Central African . Copperbelt in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R. Congo) (Robert, 1956; Mendelsohn, 1961a). In spite of its great ...

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Geochronology of the Nchanga Granite, and ... - NASA/ADS

The age of the Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup, which hosts the stratiform Cu-Co deposits of the Central African Copperbelt, has not been well constrained. The Nchanga Granite, the youngest pre-Katangan intrusion in the Copperbelt basement, is nonconformably overlain by sedimentary rocks of the Katanga Supergroup, a relationship that is well exposed in the open pit at Nchanga Mine, Zambia.

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Zambia -- more than Copperbelt. - Free Online Library

Jun 01, 2000· Jon Crowe explains that in Zambia, Katanga has recognised: * The widespread base metal occurrences throughout the country associated with the pre- Cambrian Katanga and Muva Supergroups; * The numerous (more than 300) recorded gold occurrences in the country;

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Geodynamic evolution of the Bangweulu Block, northern Zambia

Geodynamic evolution of the Bangweulu Block, northern Zambia. Precambrian Res., 25: 187--212. The Bangweulu Block is a cratonic unit underlying most of northern Zambia and adjacent parts of Tanzania and Zaire. Its geodynamic evolution is shown to be entirely Proterozoic except for Cainozoic rifting and related sedimentation.

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DATABASE OF MINERAL International Workshop on UNFC …

Muva Manshya Kasama (Meta quartzites) (Meta Pelites) MesoProterozoic Mpanshya (Irumide) ... NeoProterozoic rocks of the Katanga Supergroup. ... Zambia for use in the manufacture of battery cells. Numerous small deposits are known to occur throughout the country. Mineralisation appear

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ECONOMIC GEOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup is the host of the major stratiform sediment- hosted Cu-Co deposits, as well as numerous other deposits including Cu, Pb, Zn, U, Au, and Fe, which constitute the Central African Copperbelt in Zambia and the

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Chapter V: Provenance ages of the Neoproterozoix Katanga ...

The Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup is the host of the major stratiform sediment-hosted Cu-Co deposits, as well as numerous other deposits of Cu, Pb, Zn, U, Au, Fe etc., which constitute the Central African Copperbelt in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R. Congo) (Robert, 1956; Mendelsohn, 1961a). In spite of its great economic

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THE POTENTIAL OF MINERAL EXPLORATION IN ZAMBIA

the potential of mineral exploration in zambia brief background of the mining industry in zambia • since the first major phase of mining of the cu-co mineralization of the copperbelt in the 1920's, the mining industry has been an essential and integral component of zambia's economic development.

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The nature and timing of Palaeoproterozoic sedimentation ...

The nature and timing of Palaeoproterozoic sedimentation at the southeastern margin of the Congo Craton; zircon U–Pb ... in northern Zambia ... Muva Supergroup, the Neoproterozoic Katanga Super-group, and the Mesozoic to Caenozoic Karoo Super-group. …

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ZAMBIA: EXPLORATION POTENTIAL FOR IRON OXIDE …

The Meso- to Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup overlies an Palaeoproterozoic basement complex of granites, gneisses and schists (Lufubu and Muva Groups). The Katanga Supergroup is composed of the basal Lower Roan sedimentary rocks (850 Ma to 800 Ma), Upper Roan and Kundelungu (750 Ma to 500 Ma) sequences. Although most of the deposits in the

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Geology - Zambia Mining Website

The Katanga Supergroup overlies the Basement and Muva sequences with marked angular unconformity and spans an approximate time interval of 1000Ma – 500Ma. The rocks are exposed throughout the Copperbelt and north-western Zambia, partially overlie the southern edge of the Bangweulu Block, and also occur within the Zambezi Belt south and east ...

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